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10 Easy Ground Turkey and Tortellini Recipes

These ground turkey and tortellini recipes are perfect for busy weeknights!

They’re all easy to make, and can be on the table in 30 minutes or less.

And, since they’re all made with ground turkey, they’re light and lean, but still packed with flavor.

From a classic spaghetti and meatballs to a flavorful turkey Bolognese, these recipes will become new family favorites.

Ground Turkey and Tortellini Recipes

10 Easy Ground Turkey and Tortellini Recipes

You have more options than you think when it comes to what to do with ground turkey and tortellini.

These two ingredients can be turned into a variety of different dishes, from soups to casseroles.

Here are 10 easy recipes that you can make with ground turkey and tortellini:

Turkey Tortellini Toss

Turkey Tortellini Toss

One night I had frozen cheese tortellini, ground turkey, and a few other things in my fridge and I decided to throw them all together in a skillet.

I am not exaggerating when I say this dish took less than 20 minutes to make (including cooking the tortellini) and it was absolutely delicious.

If you’re in need of a quick, easy, and tasty meal, look no further than this Turkey Tortellini Toss!

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 1 package of ground turkey
  • 1 package of cheese tortellini
  • 1/2 cup of asiago cheese
  • 1 pint of cherry tomatoes
  • 1 zucchini
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of oregano
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • A pinch of chili flake

Instructions:

  1. Start by cooking the tortellini according to the package instructions.
  2. While the tortellini is cooking, heat up the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  3. Add the ground turkey to the skillet and cook until browned.
  4. Once the turkey is cooked through, add in the garlic, oregano, and chili flake.
  5. Cook for an additional minute.
  6. Add in the cherry tomatoes, zucchini, and asiago cheese.
  7. Cook for 3-5 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
  8. Finally, add in the cooked tortellini and give everything a good toss.
  9. Serve immediately! Enjoy!

3 Tips:

  • If you don’t have asiago cheese on hand, feel free to substitute with Parmesan or Pecorino Romano cheese.
  • This dish is also delicious with spinach or kale instead of zucchini.
  • Don’t forget to season your dish with salt and pepper to taste!

Baked Tortellini Casserole

Baked Tortellini Casserole

So easy and so comforting, this Baked Tortellini Casserole is one of our family’s favorite recipes!

It’s filled with cheese tortellini, ground turkey, and a simple homemade tomato sauce.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 (19 ounce) package cheese tortellini
  • 1 (15 ounce) container ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 (24 ounce) jar tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray a 9×13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  3. Cook the ground turkey in a large skillet over medium heat until browned.
  4. Drain any excess grease.
  5. Cook the tortellini according to package instructions.
  6. Drain.
  7. In a large bowl, mix together the cooked ground turkey, tortellini, ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, and tomato sauce.
  8. Pour into the prepared baking dish.
  9. Heat the olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat.
  10. Add the onion and garlic, and cook until softened.
  11. Stir in the Italian seasoning.
  12. Sprinkle over the top of the casserole.
  13. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until heated through and bubbly. Let rest for 5 minutes before serving.
  14. Enjoy!

Cheese Tortellini with Ground Turkey, Spinach and Zucchini Marinara

Cheese Tortellini with Ground Turkey, Spinach and Zucchini Marinara

I love pasta dishes because they’re filling, but still relatively light.

This recipe for cheese tortellini with ground turkey, spinach and zucchini marinara is one of my favorites.

It has everything I love in a meal: protein from the turkey, carbs from the tortellini, healthy fats from the cheese and cream, and veggies for some added nutrients.

Plus, it’s all covered in a delicious tomato sauce.

Here’s what you’ll need to make it:

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 package cheese tortellini
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 zucchini, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped basil
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

Instructions:

  1. In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat the oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the ground turkey and cook until browned, about 8 minutes.
  4. Drain any excess fat.
  5. Add the diced tomatoes, sugar, and basil and bring to a simmer.
  6. Let cook for 10 minutes.
  7. Add the cream and parmesan cheese and let cook for another 5 minutes.
  8. Meanwhile, cook the tortellini according to package instructions.
  9. Once cooked, add it to the sauce along with the zucchini.
  10. Let cook for 5 more minutes or until the zucchini is tender.
  11. Serve hot!
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Here are three tips for making this dish even better:

  • Use fresh tortellini if you can find it – it makes a big difference!
  • For extra flavor, add a sprinkle of red pepper flakes to the sauce while it’s simmering.
  • Top each serving with some fresh grated parmesan cheese.

Simple Tortellini Soup

Simple Tortellini Soup

Ready in about 30 minutes, this delicious soup is perfect for a weeknight meal!

And with only a few simple ingredients, it’s easy to make too.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 package (9 ounces) tortellini
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon oregano leaves
  • 1/2 cup baby greens
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

Instructions:

  1. In a large pot, cook the ground turkey over medium heat until browned.
  2. Drain any fat and set the meat aside.
  3. Add the tortellini, chicken stock, zucchini, olive oil, oregano, baby greens, onion, tomatoes, and garlic to the pot.
  4. Bring the soup to a boil and then reduce the heat to low.
  5. Simmer for about 10 minutes or until the tortellini are cooked.
  6. Serve in bowls and enjoy!

3 Tips:

  • To make this soup even richer and more flavorful, try using Italian sausage instead of ground turkey.
  • Feel free to add more vegetables to the soup if you like – carrots or celery would work well too.
  • For a bit of heat, add a pinch or two of red pepper flakes to the pot when you add the other ingredients.

Meatball-tortellini Soup

Meatball-tortellini Soup

Who doesn’t like meatballs?

And when you add in some tortellini, it just takes this dish to a whole new level.

This is the perfect soup to make on a cold winter day.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 package tortellini
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 2 celery stalks, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 carrot, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1/2 cup baby greens
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, mix together ground turkey, tortellini, chicken broth, parmesan cheese, egg, celery, extra virgin olive oil, carrot, parsley, and baby greens.
  2. Shape mixture into small meatballs.
  3. In a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat, sauté garlic in olive oil until fragrant.
  4. Add meatballs to the pot and cook until browned on all sides.
  5. Add chicken broth and bring to a simmer.
  6. Simmer for 10 minutes or until tortellini is cooked through.
  7. Serve hot with grated parmesan cheese and chopped parsley.

Tips:

  • If you want a heartier soup, you can add some diced potatoes when you sauté the garlic.
  • You can use any type of tortellini that you like. I like to use cheese tortellini, but you can also use spinach or mushroom tortellini.
  • This soup freezes well, so make a big batch and freeze some for later.

One Pot Turkey Mushroom Tortellini

One Pot Turkey Mushroom Tortellini

Tender cheese tortellini in a creamy white sauce (what we like to call an alfredo sauce) with earthy mushrooms, celery and peas.

All cooked in ONE pot for an easy meal the whole family will love – even the kiddos!

Ground turkey is used in this recipe to keep it light, but feel free to use whatever ground meat you have on hand.

Beef, pork, chicken, lamb, sausage… all would work great! If you want to make this vegetarian, leave out the meat altogether or use a plant-based ground “meat” like Beyond Meat or Impossible Burger.

This One Pot Turkey Mushroom Tortellini is easy enough for a weeknight meal, but impressive enough for company!

And if you have picky eaters, everyone can customize their bowl with their favorite toppings – shredded cheese, extra garlic, crushed red pepper flakes… the list goes on!

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 16 oz. package cheese tortellini
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 8 oz. mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 cup celery, diced
  • 1/2 cup peas
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

Instructions:

  1. In a large pot or dutch oven, cook the ground turkey over medium heat until browned.
  2. Drain any excess fat and remove from the pot.
  3. Add the tortellini, chicken broth, flour, milk, mushrooms, celery, peas, curry powder, onion powder, thyme and garlic to the pot.
  4. Stir until everything is well combined.
  5. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until the tortellini is cooked through.
  6. Serve in bowls and enjoy!
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Tips:

  • If you want a thicker soup, remove 1 cup of the cooked tortellini before adding it back into the pot at the end.
  • For a little extra flavor (and fun!), top each bowl with shredded cheese and/or crushed red pepper flakes before serving.
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days or in the freezer for 2-3 months.

Italian Wedding Soup with Turkey Meatballs

Italian Wedding Soup with Turkey Meatballs

A big bowl of Italian wedding soup is a flavorful and nourishing way to warm up on a chilly day.

This particular recipe uses turkey meatballs instead of the traditional beef or pork, making it a bit lighter but no less delicious.

Tortellini, chicken broth, and freshly grated Parmesan give it a classic flavor, while celery, carrots, and baby greens round out the soup perfectly.

To make the meatballs, you’ll need:

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

For the soup:

  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 (9-ounce) package tortellini
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 cups baby greens

Here’s how to make it:

  1. To make the meatballs, mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl and shape into about 24 small balls.
  2. Set aside.
  3. In a large pot or Dutch oven, bring the chicken broth and water to a boil.
  4. Add the tortellini and cook according to the package directions.
  5. While the tortellini is cooking, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  6. Add the celery, carrots, onion, garlic, salt, and black pepper and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  7. Add the meatballs to the soup and simmer for 10 minutes.
  8. Stir in the baby greens and cook until wilted, about 2 minutes.
  9. Serve hot with some grated Parmesan on top. Enjoy!

Skinny Turkey Meatball Tortellini Soup

Skinny Turkey Meatball Tortellini Soup

This one is perfect for when you crave a hearty, wholesome soup but don’t want all the calories that come along with it.

It’s also great for when you have leftover ground turkey to use up!

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 package tortellini
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 carrot, peeled and diced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 cups baby greens
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

Instructions:

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large soup pot over medium heat.
  2. Add the onion, garlic, celery and carrot.
  3. Cook until softened, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the ground turkey and cook until browned.
  5. Drain any excess fat if necessary.
  6. Add the chicken broth, tortellini, bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, egg, parsley and oregano.
  7. Stir until well combined.
  8. Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes until the tortellini is cooked.
  9. Add the baby greens and cook for an additional minute until wilted.
  10. Serve hot with some extra grated parmesan on top if desired!

Tips:

  • If you want an even healthier version of this soup, use ground chicken instead of ground turkey. You could also use whole wheat bread crumbs and swap out the regular tortellini for a whole wheat or vegetable variety. Just make sure to adjust the cooking time accordingly since whole wheat pasta takes a bit longer to cook through. By doing these simple substitutions you can easily cut down on calories and carbs without sacrificing any flavor! And no one will ever know unless you tell them…
  • This soup can also be easily made in the crockpot! Just brown the meat and veggies in a pan on the stove first, then add everything else into your crockpot and set it on low for 6 hours or high for 3 hours. Easy peasy!
  • If you want a bit more of a protein punch, add some cooked Italian sausage to this soup! Just brown it along with the ground turkey (or chicken) during step one. You can also add in some extra veggies like zucchini or spinach for an extra nutritional boost!
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One-Pan Baked Tortellini

One-Pan Baked Tortellini

How about a refrigerated tortellini pasta baked in a hearty meat sauce and loads of melty cheese?

One-pan baked tortellini is an easy weeknight meal the whole family will love!

You’ll Need:

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 (19-ounce) package cheese tortellini
  • 1 (24-ounce) jar marinara sauce
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook ground turkey until browned, about 8 minutes.
  3. Add tortellini and marinara sauce to the pan and stir until well combined.
  4. Pour mixture into a 9×13-inch baking dish and top with mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.
  5. Bake until cheese is melted and bubbly, about 20 minutes.
  6. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

Cheese Tortellini in a Turkey Tomato Sauce

Cheese Tortellini in a Turkey Tomato Sauce

Tortellini brings a speedy and cheesy twist to a classic tomato sauce recipe.

Ground turkey gives this dish a hearty flavor, while the balsamic glaze adds a touch of sweetness.

Add some bell pepper for a pop of color and you’ve got a dish that’s sure to please!

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 package cheese tortellini
  • 1 jar tomato sauce base
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic glaze
  • 1 bell pepper, diced

Instructions:

  • In a large pot, cook the ground turkey over medium heat until browned.
  • Add the tortellini and tomato sauce base to the pot and stir to combine.
  • Turn the heat to low and let the sauce simmer for 10 minutes, or until the tortellini is cooked through.
  • Stir in the balsamic glaze and bell pepper and serve.

3 Tips:

  • Don’t forget to season your sauce with salt and pepper!
  • If you’re looking for a little extra zing, add some red pepper flakes to the pot.
  • Serve this dish with some crusty bread on the side for dipping.

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Easy Ground Turkey and Tortellini Recipes

10 Easy Ground Turkey and Tortellini Recipes

You're not as limited as you might think when it comes to recipes that include ground turkey.
This article provides ten different recipes that include both ground turkey and tortellini.
These recipes are easy to follow and include a wide variety of flavors, so you're sure to find one that you'll love.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 491 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • Turkey Tortellini Toss
  • Baked Tortellini Casserole
  • Cheese Tortellini with Ground Turkey, Spinach and Zucchini Marinara
  • Simple Tortellini Soup
  • Meatball-tortellini Soup
  • One Pot Turkey Mushroom Tortellini
  • Italian Wedding Soup with Turkey Meatballs
  • Skinny Turkey Meatball Tortellini Soup
  • ONE-PAN BAKED TORTELLINI
  • Cheese Tortellini in a Turkey Tomato Sauce

Instructions
 

  • Pick your favorite recipe from this list to serve for dinner.
  • Prepare the ingredients according to the recipe.
  • Enjoy in no time!
Keyword Ground Turkey and Tortellini Recipes

Author

  • Jenny Hunter

    Jenny is a passionate entrepreneur and home chef who loves helping people. She is the proud owner of HappyMuncher.com, an online platform for those who want to learn about and explore the delicious world of food. Jenny has always been passionate about cooking, and she uses her platform to share her joy of food with others. Her recipes are easy to follow, and she loves giving tips and tricks to help others create their own unique culinary creations. Jenny is a firm believer in the power of food to bring people together, and she is always looking for ways to expand her reach and share her love of cooking with a larger audience. She is an active member of the food blogging community, and she is passionate about helping others discover their own culinary talents.